Sling Monitor 150: The place-shifting all-in-one beckons
CES 2010 felt rather samey with its '3D this, big-screen telly that' nonsense. But we were offered some respite from oversize pixels flying at us by the small, 2D Sling Monitor 150
CES 2010 felt rather samey with its '3D this, big-screen telly that' nonsense. But we were offered some respite from oversize pixels flying at us by the Sling Monitor 150 -- a display that spits in the face of accepted trends by being both two-dimensional and quite small.
Don't let either of those things fool you. The Sling Monitor 150, formerly known as the Sling Monitor, is highly advanced. A combination of SlingBox, Sling Catcher and computer monitor, it lets you watch recordings or a live HD copy of whatever's being played on your set-top box in another room, house, or country of your choice -- all over a wireless network.
The bad news is that it's unlikely the Sling Monitor will appear in your local shops. Sling Media is hoping cable, satellite and TV-doling ISPs offer it in tandem with a 'SlingLoaded' set-top box (an STB with Sling-capable hardware and software inside) to add value to their existing services. Seems like something of a no-brainer if you ask us -- we're still in love with the Sling concept, even after all these years.